Saturday, August 28, 2010

BC 166 Color Challenge

Good morning all! What a gorgeous day again, here in Boston Massachusetts! My grass is starting to green up now that we got about 4 inches of rain earlier in the week! Yay!! It has been such a long time!! I need to apologize that this post wasn't up earlier -- I made the card and took the pictures on time, but then sent the camera with my daughter Lyndsey who went to the Justin Bieber concert last night in Providence Rhode Island! Before she left for Volleyball tryouts again this morning at 7:30, I had to re-claim my camera and get this up to share with y'all!

The Color Challenge for my Blogger's Challenge group this week was to make a card using red, yellow and green. I thought it would be easy! I was a little bit wrong!! I think "easy" would have been to make a card with all the primary colors: red, yellow, green ... and blue! Anyhoo, here's this week's admission, with 2 takes on it. I'm going to ask your opinion, so pay attention!


This first card is okay, but maybe a little bland? What do you think? I'm not going to melt with criticism so tell me like it is, okay?!!


I'm liking this next card just a tiny bit more. What do you think? Did you pick up the difference?

I'd say that I'd tally up the comments and then send this card to my "bestest girl friend" from high school ... but I'd be lying! I took card number 1 and added the sponging when it looked plain, so Nan's getting the second card! Hope she likes it! Happy Birthday Nan! I'll be over in 4 hours plus traffic with a box of Entenmann's Chocolate Chip Cookies, just like the good 'ole days!!

Stamps: Well Scripted
Paper: SU Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: I Wild Wasabi and Poppy Parade Classic Inks
Accessories: my Big Shot with the Daisies Flowers # 2 Bigz die, Little Leaves sizzlit, and Beautiful Wings embosslit.

Quick Tip:
1. How easy would it be to make this card for any occasion and any season. The rectangles are 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" with a mat of an additional 1/4" . Just switch out the sentiment, switch out the color combo of your "squares", and you're good to go!

Thanks for looking!
Jeannie

16 comments:

Tami Black said...

I love both cards, but the distressing on the second one just adds a bit more edge to it. I love your thought of just changing it out for the seasons -- great tip!

Clara said...

I like the distressing ink on the second card, but both are nice. Love the daisies and little added butterflies. :)

Lisa Bohler said...

Love both versions...with and without the sponging! Lovely way to use panels to create a very pretty card!

Heidi Hihn said...

These were well worth us waiting a day! The are both beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- I do like the suble difference the sponging adds- but they are both great cards. TFS

Linda Monroe said...

This is a really nice card. The second version is nicer. The sponging adds a little more interest to the card without overwhelming it. I like how the colors play together on this too.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a beautiful card, Jeanne...so gorgeous.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is lovely Jeannie! Such a great design and yes...it would be wonderful for any occasion! :D

Rachel Hope said...

Love the four sections! great card!

Ida said...

Lovely card (either way) but if I'm going to go with personal preference I like the sponging a little more.

lisa808 said...

Fab card--both versions--but I think I like the sponged one better.

Email me said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card!

Basement Stamper said...

I like clean edges so I'm going to go with the first one, but I think they are both great! I love how you created the 4 panels and put flowers in the 3 & your sentiment in the 4th.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great cards, like them both!

Lori said...

Great design! Love the combination of all of the die cut elements.

Connie Paxman said...

Jeanne, you rocked the diecuts with this challenge...I love how this turned out...saving your idea.
connie paxman